Family Business

In his book Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy wrote, “All happy families are all alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Known as the Anna Karenina principle, this applies to succession planning in family business as well as statistical significance tests, the failed domestication of animals, ecological risk assessments and losing sports teams.
After studying numerous successes and

“Let’s raise a generation of children who are thoughtful, informed, and brave about race.”

  • Racial Equity Tools – for children, families, and youth development
  • EmbraceRace – filled with lists of books for educating children about race and how to be anti-racist, featuring BIPOC
  • The Conscious Kid – an education, research, and policy organization dedicated to reducing bias and

What can we learn about our own role in racial and social inequity? What does racial equity mean? Below, are some ways a racial equity lens can be brought to the front of the funding decisions made by foundations and donors in the months and years ahead. These are just some specific examples in Southern California and nationally.
1. Support

What a difficult time for so many. It is a time of reflection, responsiveness and for many, a time to face critical needs after job loss, lost child care support, family illness, or even keeping a home. All of us face the reminder of our fragility.
During this time, it is critical we all do what we can to hold

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Anyone can be a philanthropist.
Philanthropy has a wonderful meaning…it’s simply the love of people.
Not only can you give financial resources to good causes, you can also share your skills and gifts to help solve many problems.
Where do I start?
When you don’t have a lot of experience giving to non-profit organizations, there are simple ways to

One of the most frequent questions I get from non-profit leaders is, “How can I get foundations to SEE me and FUND me.”
You’d be surprised by my answer.
The most important thing you can do to get funded is to have a clear and compelling reason for your organization being a change-agent. What do I mean by this?

Retreats in the Desert with Maya Dunne
During this time of uncertainty………..Come out to the desert….come hear the call of your voice….ready to emerge!
Maya Dunne will facilitate the process of coming together in shared and guided personal and group reflection and writing.
At the end of the retreat, you will experience a deeper connection to your current well of